Director of Professional Development and Education
Karen joined Christian Family Solutions in 2019. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Wisconsin with an undergraduate degree in psychology from Wisconsin Lutheran College and a Master’s of Science–Education in Professional Counseling from Concordia University–Wisconsin.
Karen’s passion is helping individuals engage in the practice of re-learning thought processes that are more likely to increase their well-being and decrease their anxious and depressed patterns. Her belief is that mental health therapy is akin to other therapeutic activities and as such is a practice that individuals can learn and cultivate given the proper tools and feedback.
Currently, she is accepting outpatient clients and manages and counsels in our Intensive Outpatient Programs using a combination of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and brief solution-focused therapy to aid individuals. Karen has experience in the young adult population and a special interest in mental wellness education as well as incorporating experiential learning. Because of her passion for education and belief in the power of the individual, she is always happy to speak to or facilitate groups.